Painting the Powder
The Powder Triple Chair was installed in 1979, by Mueller Lifts. The Mueller Lift Company was started in 1947, by Gerhard Mueller, a Swiss skiing enthusiast. Gerhard Mueller first starting building rope tows in the 1920's, he is also credited with building the first T-bar. Mueller lifts found commercial success in the 1960's and 70's.
When the Powder Chair construction was finished the build crew and mountain staff did a champagne ride. The Powder Chair opened up a new section of the mountain for skiing. Today the Powder Chair still offers great skiing and snowboarding!
Powder Chair Facts & Stats:
- Vertical Rise: 303.4 m
- Mean Inclination: 35%
- Transport Time: 6 mins 11 secs
- Number of Chairs: 117
- Drive Horsepower: 245
This summer the Powder Chair is getting a facelift with a new coat of paint, in a new colour! Nice work Kirk, Tu, GP, Scott and Kyle!